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WPF Therapy Reading Group 2020 - 2021

This unique reading group is now entering its 16th year and is still going strong. We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity to explore, examine and enjoy the books below. Our presenters have been stimulating and challenging, and have introduced us to new delights or opened up fresh vistas onto pre-loved favourites.

Although many participants have been trainees and practising counsellors or psychotherapists, everyone is welcome to attend. If you are thinking of attending for the first time or have enjoyed one of the previous sessions, why not tell a friend and encourage them to come along too. Please read the book before attending.

All are welcome to attend this event.

Friday 4th December 2020

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 

Led by Stephen Crawford

Please book your ticket for December Reading Group via Eventbrite here.

Friday 29th January 2021

Holding Time: human need and relationships in dementia care

Led by Jan McHugh

Please book your ticket for January Reading Group via Eventbrite here.

We are delighted that Esther Ramsay-Jones will be joining us for this group. She is looking forward to taking part in the discussion of her book, as well as answering any questions.

Esther Ramsay-Jones is a palliative psychotherapist in a hospice setting and in private practice. She worked for many years in frontline care for older people, the memories of which spurred her on to carry out PhD research in this area. Holding Time takes the reader into the care homes of two women living with dementia and the staff who look after them each day, drawing from psychoanalytic observations of the daily micro-interactions between people which either helped or hindered connection.

Esther Ramsay-Jones has been a lecturer in ‘Death, Dying and Bereavement’ at the Open University. She has presented her work at various locations around the world and her papers have been published in academic journals and anthologies.

Friday 10th July 2020 - Rescheduled to Friday 26th February 2021 7-8.30pm

Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty

Led by Jenny Riddell

Please book your ticket for February Reading Group via Eventbrite here.

Before booking please read our Terms and Conditions for CPD events here.

There are opportunities to facilitate reading groups in the 2020/2021 programme, so please e-mail events@wpf.org.uk if you are interested.